Stowe Mountain Lodge and Destination Hotels & Resorts have appointed Richard McLennan as managing director of Stowe Mountain Lodge. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, McLennan has worked throughout the United States and abroad at various ski and golf destinations. Stowe Mountain Lodge is a two-year-old ski-in/ ski-out property situated in the heart of Stowe Mountain Resort near Spruce Peak village in Vermont.
McLennan joins Stowe Mountain Lodge from another Destination Hotels & Resorts property, Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, where he served as general manager for three years. Prior to Resort at Squaw Creek, McLennan spent two years at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA, which he successfully transitioned from a Four Seasons property to an independent hotel.
A graduate of Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne in Switzerland, McLennan has also served in management roles at the St. Regis Aspen in Colorado, Daufuskie Island Club and Resort in South Carolina, the Homestead in Virginia and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina.
Stowe Mountain Lodge will tap McLennan’s consummate experience as the mountain lodge prepares for another grand opening this winter. In December 2010, Stowe Mountain Lodge will nearly double in size with the opening of a second phase of luxuriously appointed guest accommodations. The second phase will add an additional 173 guest rooms, bringing the lodge to a total capacity of 312 rooms.